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Posted at: Aug 13, 2017, 1:59 AM; last updated: Aug 13, 2017, 10:53 AM (IST)

JCO, woman killed in Pak firing at LoC

JCO, woman killed in Pak firing at LoC
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Shyam Sood

Rajouri, August 12

A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) and a woman were killed while a soldier was critically injured when snipers of the Pakistani army resorted to unprovoked firing at the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district today. 

In the afternoon, Pakistani snipers deployed at forward posts targeted Indian soldiers in the Barasingha area manned by Mahar Regiment.

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Naib Subedar Jagram Singh Tomar, 42, from a village in Morena district in Madhya Pradesh was killed while Sepoy Mohit was injured and shifted to a nearby Army medical centre, sources said.

An Army statement released in Jammu said the Pakistani army initiated unprovoked firing on Indian Army posts in the Krishna Ghati sector around 5 pm, in which Naib Subedar Tomar  was grievously injured and later succumbed to his injuries.  He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.

Naib Subedar Tomar is the 11th soldier of the Indian Army to have been killed while manning the LoC in Rajouri and Poonch districts during the past three months.

The deceased woman was identified as Ruqia Bibi, a resident of Bakakot area of Mendhar sector in Poonch, the police said.


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